It’s been a whole year since Skull Trooper was last up for (an instance of buying something for money) in Fortnite: Fight Royale, and in that time some things have changed. Fight Royale has gone from an interesting left turn for Epic‘s Fortnite: Save the World to a full-blown international important thing/big event, earning billions for its developer and leading the charge on any number of cultural (important events or patterns of things). And like the Red Knight before it, Hugely important (work) has chosen to bring Skull Trooper back for all those millions of players that missed it the first time. It‘s 1,500 V-bucks and available now.
Skull Trooper comes with its own set of challenges this time around, almost the same as the upgradeable Tomatohead and Clown Skins. They‘re actually (well enough/good enough/in a smart way) very hard, but completing them nets you the eery-looking “ghost doorway” back (fancy, showy jewelry), something we‘ve known about for a little while but haven‘t seen in action yet. Here‘s that :
You can also select a green glow for all the white parts of/amounts of the skin, but this is where things get sort of interesting. There‘s always a strong negative reaction from the community when Hugely important (work) decides to make one of these skins available for (instance of buying something for money): their style=”color:blue;”>(quality of being liked a lot or done a lot) comes not from any built-in coolness but rather from their very unusual thing: they were only available from when the game was much less popular, and so running around with Skull Trooper or Scary ghost Trooper says to everyone you meet that you were there way back when.
That’s not true anymore, but Hugely important (work) intelligently chose to still give original owners a little piece of talent/style to show off their cred. Anyone who owned Skull Trooper before today can also select a purple glow, and there‘s no way to unlock it going forward. So if you see someone with a purple Skull Trooper, know that they‘ve almost definitely been here longer than you.
It’s always interesting to look at these older, highly-searched for/tried to get after skins. Skin design has come a long way since this time last year, and there‘s really no comparing something (compared to other things) plain/honest/easy like Skull Trooper to a modern showcase piece like Ragnarok or Terrible event. Still, it‘s not so much about the visuals themselves, it‘s about what they say about the player. And a purple Skull Trooper still manages to get that idea across.